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Posts Tagged ‘Mark Buehrle.’

White Sox Peavy named AL Pitcher of the Month for April

 

Jake Peavy, right-handed pitcher of the Chicago White Sox has been named American League Pitcher of the Month for April.  It is the fifth career monthly award for Peavy and first for a White Sox pitcher since Gavin Floyd won in June 2010.

The 30-year-old Peavy, went 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA (7 ER/37.2 IP), 33 strikeouts, two complete games and one shutout in five starts during the month.  He led the AL in ERA, opponents average (.162) and complete games and tied for the lead in shutouts and quality starts (5).

Jake Peavy with Padres (2006 photo by SD Dirk via wikipedia commons)

Peavy has allowed two runs in 25.0 IP over his last three starts, including a streak of 17.0 consecutive scoreless IP from April 18-28.  He has thrown back-to-back complete games for the first time in his career, becoming the first White Sox pitcher since Mark Buehrle on July 17-23, 2010 to accomplish the feat, including his sixth career shutout on April 23 at Oakland.

It is the third AL honor received by a White Sox player in 2012.  Philip Humber was named AL Player of the Week for April 16-22 after throwing the 21st perfect game in major-league history on April 21 at Seattle, and Paul Konerko received the honor for April 23-29.

The Mobile, Alabama native has a career-record of 112-82, with an ERA of 3.43, 1,587 strikeouts, 6 shutouts, 11 complete games.

The three-time All-Star played for the San Diego Padres from 2002-2009 before being traded to the White Sox.

 

Info compiled from Chicago White Sox, Major League Baseball & MLBpressbox.com

Cueto shuts down Marlins 4-0 on Opening Day

 

Johnny Cueto (2009 photo by Chris J. Nelson via wikipedia commons)

The Cincinnati Reds played like the division favorites that they’ve been picked to be as they did everything right in a 4-0 win on Thursday beating the Miami Marlins 4-0 before a regular-season record crowd at Great American Ball Park of 42,956.

Johnny Cueto, the ace of the staff, pitched seven innings, allowing three hits. He pitched in a tight game of 1-0 and 2-0.

Cincinnati finally broke the game open in the eighth inning, scoring two more runs.

Jay Bruce drove in half of the runs with a sacrifice fly and a home run.

Aroldis Chapman, for now the setup man in the bullpen, pitched a perfect eighth inning, striking out two.

Mark Buehrle, (0-1) the former ace of the Chicago White Sox, was the losing pitcher

 

 

Info compiled from Cincinnati Reds, Radio & TV news

Ramirez of White Sox named American League Player of the Week

 

Alexei Ramirez (courtesy of MLBpressbox.com)

Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending May 22nd.

Ramirez will be awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.

In seven games during the week, Ramirez batted .417 (10-for-24) with one home run and a Major League-leading six doubles and nine RBI en route to his first career weekly honor. His .792 slugging percentage placed him second in the A.L. while his .481 on-base percentage ranked third-best. Ramirez’s six runs scored and 19 total bases also tied him for third-highest in the league.

In addition to Ramirez’s offensive exploits, and teammate and pitching staff ace Mark Buerhle improved to 24-6 lifetime against the National League, passing Jamie Moyer for most wins all-time in Interleague play.

Ramirez, the A.L. winner of the 2010 Louisville Silver Slugger Award at shortstop, is hitting .320 (24-for-75) with nine doubles, three home runs, 13 RBI’s and 16 runs scored in 20 games this month.

 

Info courtesy of MLBpressbox.com